Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates (center) talks to captain Alex Ovechkin (left) as right wing Joel Ward (right) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Photo by: Wilfredo Lee

Washington Capitals head coach Adam Oates (center) talks to captain Alex Ovechkin (left) as right wing Joel Ward (right) looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)